The Specials

From30 March 2019to27 May 2019

The Specials

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The Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band The Specials. Released on 19 October 1979[1] on Jerry Dammers2 TTone label the album is seen by some as the defining moment in the UK ska scene. Produced by Elvis Costello, the album captures the disaffection and anger felt by the youth of the UK’s “concrete jungle”—a phrase borrowed from Bob Marley‘s 1972 album Catch a Firebut equally apposite used here to describe the grim, violent inner cities of 1970s Britain. The album features a mixture of original material and several covers of classic Jamaican ska tracks, a debt which went uncredited on the 1979 release.[citation needed]

A live version of “Too Much Too Young” was later released on a five-track EP, The Special AKA Live!, which went to number one on the UK charts. “‘A Message to You, Rudy” was also released as a single. A digitally remastered edition also featuring promotional videos to “Gangsters” and “Too Much Too Young” as enhanced content was released by EMI in 2002.

 

The Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band The Specials. Released on 19 October 1979[1] on Jerry Dammers2 Tonelabel, the album is seen by some as the defining moment in the UK ska scene. Produced by Elvis Costello, the album captures the disaffection and anger felt by the youth of the UK’s “concrete jungle”—a phrase borrowed from Bob Marley‘s 1972 album Catch a Firebut equally apposite used here to describe the grim, violent inner cities of 1970s Britain. The album features a mixture of original material and several covers of classic Jamaican ska tracks, a debt which went uncredited on the 1979 release.[citation needed]

A live version of “Too Much Too Young” was later released on a five-track EP, The Special AKA Live!, which went to number one on the UK charts. “‘A Message to You, Rudy” was also released as a single. A digitally remastered edition also featuring promotional videos to “Gangsters” and “Too Much Too Young” as enhanced content was released by EMI in 2002.

Saturday 30 March 2019

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Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

 

Monday 15 April 2019

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O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth, UK

 

Tuesday 16 April 2019

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Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK

 

Wednesday 17 April 2019

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Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK

 

Friday 19 April 2019

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Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK

 

Saturday 20 April 2019

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Great Hall, Exeter, UK

 

Sunday 21 April 2019

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Great Hall, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

 

Tuesday 23 April 2019

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King George’s Hall, Blackburn, UK

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019

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De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK

 

Friday 26 April 2019

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O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

 

Saturday 27 April 2019

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Eventim Olympia, Liverpool, UK

 

Sunday 28 April 2019

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Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK

 

Tuesday 30 April 2019

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O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK

 

Wednesday 01 May 2019

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Sands Centre, Carlisle, UK

 

Thursday 02 May 2019

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Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK

 

Saturday 04 May 2019

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O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

 

Sunday 05 May 2019

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Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough, UK

 

Monday 06 May 2019

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Scarborough Spa, Scarborough, UK

 

Wednesday 08 May 2019

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Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, UK

 

Thursday 09 May 2019

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York Barbican, York, UK

 

Friday 10 May 2019

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O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

 

Sunday 12 May 2019

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Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK

 

Monday 13 May 2019

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Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea, UK

 

Tuesday 14 May 2019

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Margate Winter Gardens, Margate, UK

 

Thursday 16 May 2019

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O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

 

Friday 17 May 2019

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O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

 

Friday 24 May 2019 – Monday 27 May 2019

The Specials

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival 2019

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center – DLVEC, Las Vegas, NV, US

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